March 6, 2009

UFCW Calls for Immediate Health Care Reform

Yesterday, the President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), Joe Hansen, attended the White House Forum on Health Reform hosted by President Barack Obama. Today, he reiterated the union’s strong commitment to the movement to bring quality, affordable health care to every American:

Every UFCW member has been touched by the health care crisis. They see the devastating effects of our nation’s failure to act on this issue every day in their communities, in their families, and in their workplaces.

I was pleased to be invited to the White House Forum on Health Reform. I was excited to see President Barack Obama take on the mantle of leadership on this critical issue. I was inspired by the broad spectrum of leaders calling for immediate action.

We will do whatever it takes to see quality, affordable health care extended to everyone in this country.  UFCW members demand it and our country needs it now more than ever.  A real solution to America’s healthcare problem is the single best way to put America’s economy back on track.  Reform must be based on shared responsibility, and that includes fair funding for a public health insurance option so that we have real choices in our system.

So we take this moment to urge each and every person to join us in this fight. Visit today to read our principles, tell your Congressperson or Senator of our national need for urgent health care reform, and to take action in your community.